The Paris Agreement on Climate Change

To fully realize the private sector’s potential to deliver emissions reductions at scale, corporate action will need to be reinforced by sound national climate policies.

The Paris Agreement on climate change is unprecedented in its scope, will define the global economy of the 21st century, and has immediate impact on businesses globally.

Business has a significant role to play in enabling the global economy to achieve – and exceed – its climate goals. As a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, the private sector is a crucial partner in securing a prosperous and sustainable low-carbon economy for all.

More companies are committed to leadership on climate action than at any time in history. With many moving further and faster than their government’s require. Their contribution will be vital to the delivery of the Paris goals.

In support of climate action and to harness their full potential, we look to governments to:

For further insight on what the Paris Agreement means for business, read our report.


For more detail on our asks of government at COP22 please, read our brief.